Be Active in Red Deer - your guide to things to do in the Red Deer district!
Red Deer is known throughout Alberta for it's wonderful parks and abundant green spaces. The parks beckon people looking for quiet retreats or action-packed getaways.
A water playground, participark, western ranch and wildlife sanctuary are just some of the highlights visitors can take advantage of.
Biking, paddling, skating, cross-country skiing, athletics, bird watching, picnics and peaceful walks can all be enjoyed in various parks and facilities along streams, creeks and the Red Deer River
With the Red Deer River running right through Red Deer it is a natural outdoor attraction for paddling enthusiasts. The Red River is a major tributary of the South Saskatchewan River. The river is 724 km long, originating from the eastern slopes of the Rockies then flowing east through the mountains and foothills region. It turns north-east before Sundre and keeps this heading to the city of Red Deer, where it turns east, and then south before Stettler. It flows south with its valley protected by provincial and regional parks such as Tolman Badlands Heritage Rangeland, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Dry Island Corridor and Midland Provincial Park. At Drumheller it has a south-east direction, and while it flows through Dinosaur Provincial Park it turns east and flows to the Alberta/Saskatchewan border, which it crosses at Empress. It flows for 16 km through Saskatchewan before it merges into the South Saskatchewan River.
The following are popular sample trips on the Red Deer river:
Middle Red Deer River - NOVICE
Dickson Dam to Drumheller
*Class I, Aspen Parkland, badlands, canyon and Dry Island Buffalo Jump Park
Lower Red Deer River - NOVICE
Drumheller to the Saskatchewan Border
*Class I, scenic badlands and Dinosaur Provincial Park
People also raft the upper Red Deer River. For detailed photos click here.
The best kept secret in Central Alberta, is the RiverBend Golf Course. The Red Deer River majestically wraps itself around River Bend.
This 18 hole, par 72 course features elevated tees, large inviting greens, water hazards and a fresh water stream that winds its way through woods and fairways.
The 130 acres of rolling hills and woodlands of RiverBend provide spring, summer and fall beauty, as well as a challenge to your golf game.
As one of Alberta's most scenic golf courses RiverBend
is a must play for your next golf outing.
This 18-hole championship course stretches over 6,750 yards of beautiful woodland and waterframed fairway, ranging from the 115 yard over-the-water, over-the-bridge #3, to the long and narrow par 5 on #17.
Water comes into play on ten of the eighteen holes. Two lakes and two smaller ponds cover more than 50 acres of the riverbottom flatland.
A world class practice facility with a video teaching centre and a 9 hole par 3 mini-links complete this golf facility.
For more information contact:
RiverBend Golf Course
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Phone: 1 403 343 8311
Web Site: www.riverbendgolfcourse.ca